Leadership Candidates Announced for 2017 Election

Leadership Candidates Announced for 2017 Election

Our election will once again be an electronic vote that opens up on Friday, July 28th and will remain open until August 4th at noon. Your electronic ballot will be emailed to you on July 28th. As this is an electronic ballot if you are not currently receiving emails from FCBR please be sure to update your member information at https://fcbr.org/updatemyinfo now.

FCBR is pleased to announce the official 2017-18 Leadership Ballot with a number of candidates for elections this year. We will be electing a Chair-Elect (2019 Chair), two (2) Board of Director members, & one (1) BOD/ C.A.R. Board of Director member to serve for two years.

FCBR will also be asking members to vote on updates to our Bylaws- Visit here to learn more

Here are your candidates…

  • (1) Chair-Elect (2019 FCBR Chair):

    * Will Flowers

    Bio: Will Flowers is a REALTOR with Windermere Real Estate in Fort Collins, and has been licensed to sell real estate in Colorado since 2004. Following several years working in customer service for some of Fort Collins’s most well-respected builders; KEM Homes, Hartford Homes and Classic Custom Builders, Will entered real estate, managing large apartment complexes and specializing in condo conversion & sales. He transitioned into private investments with a local investment & development firm, representing both investors and developers. Will then chose to join Coldwell Banker-Residential Brokerage in Fort Collins, where he built numerous valuable relationships with his fellow REALTORS and industry professionals. In early 2016 Will was asked to join the prestigious team at Windermere Real Estate-Fort Collins, where he focuses on representing both buyers and sellers.

    Will volunteers time primarily in the following capacities;

    • Board of Directors Member, Fort Collins Board of REALTORS
    • Chair, Future of Housing Community Foundation, FCBR
    • Board Member, Legislative Policy Committee, Colorado Association of REALTORS
    • Vice Chair, Fort Collins Cultural Resources Board, City of Fort Collins
    • Member, Old Town Fort Collins Creative District, City of Fort Collins
    • Liaison Board Member, City of Fort Collins, Art in Public Places Board
    • Vice President, Scotch Pines Homeowners Association
    • Duke of Gloucester Society Member, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation
    • Member, Beverly Hills Heritage Foundation
    • Architectural Digest Advisory Committee Member
    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? It has always been my intention, since joining the BOD, to become more educated on the processes at FCBR, the state at CAR and at the national level with NAR. As I have served in my position on the Board of Directors over the last 1 1/2 years, I have become much more involved in many aspects of the board. I find it rewarding to help generate additional value for our members and would love opportunity to help lead the board into the future. The opportunity help steward the legacy of those who have come before me, would be an honor. I have spent my career, over the last 20 years+ in real estate, new home construction and design, carefully crafting and cultivating relationships in all aspects of the Fort Collins real estate industry. I look forward to enhancing those relationships and working to establish new ones as the Chair-Elect and eventually the 2019 Chair for the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS.

  • (2) FCBR Board of Director (2018-19):

    * Jennifer Cuningham

    Bio: Dream. Live. Achieve.—Jennifer is a 3rd generation Colorado native that is the example of honesty & integrity, while encouraging others to live the life they have dreamed of living. After earning her Colorado real estate license in 2012, she quickly became aware of the need for more honest & educated people in the ever changing real estate world.

    She has spent the last 5 years building a Northern Colorado business based on these principles. She began her career with Prudential Rocky Mountain REALTORS®, continued with them through their transition into Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, but soon found her passions pushing her in a different direction.

    In the spring of 2015 she joined the team at Windermere Fort Collins, where she is able to carry out her dream life surrounded by professionals with a vision that is larger than life. She is devoted to educating herself about all aspects of the real estate industry, she has spent many hours studying and earning numerous real estate designations. Her positive personality, educated mind and giving heart have given her the ability to build strong relationships with her clients and her peers.

    Being the mother of 3 boys has given her an extra edge in negotiating, but her MCNE designation makes her negotiating skills top notch. Her giving heart has given her the opportunity to volunteer for many great organizations in the community, she has been involved with Childsafe, Adoption Dreams Come True, and Fort Collins Foothills Rotary Club. Additional designations include SRES(Senior Real Estate Specialist) and CMRS(Certified Military Residential Specialist)

    She consistently goes above and beyond any expectations anyone might have regarding a REALTOR® or friend. Jennifer is excited to give her efforts to the Fort Collins real estate community.

    If chosen to serve on the Fort Collins Board of Realtors, she is sure the organization will benefit from her positivity, her can do attitude and her devotion to keeping this community a safe and wholesome place to call home.

    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? As I grow in my real estate career my passion for achieving homeownership also grows. I would like to continue the pursuit in keeping Fort Collins real estate affordable and achievable. My open mind and outside of the box ideas will help bring new light to some challenging issues our community faces.
    I know that working as a team in these efforts is very important. I am a collaborator, with a growth mind set and I would like to share these skills with my fellow board members and real estate community.

    * Sean Dougherty

    Bio: My name is Sean Dougherty, the Hawaiian Shirt Guy, at RE/MAX Alliance. I’ve been in Real Estate in Fort Collins for 17 years now, and have spent about 6 of those years on the Board of Directors for the Fort Collins Board of REALTORS. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my second stint back on the board, since January, 2017, and would like to continue on for another term to serve you, our members.

    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? I want to be able to use the knowledge I’ve gained over the years to give back to my Association, as it’s helped me be the successful agent that I am.

    * Todd Galbate

    Bio: I spent 30+ years in the newspaper business including director-level positions at the Chicago Sun-Times and Philadelphia Inquirer. I was born in Streator, IL. A VERY small town South of Chicago. My wife Chris grew up there too.

    We moved to Fort Collins from Philadelphia in 2001. We have 3 children, Alex a CU film grad who lives in Hollywood and works on the production side of TV & films, Lauren, a UNC marketing grad who is the marketing manager for a pediatric dental group based in Thornton, CO, and Julia who is attending Paul Mitchell cosmetology school in Denver.

    I cheer for the Broncos and the Bears (coincidentally, same uniforms). I love traveling and scuba diving (you’ll have to ask me about my crazy diving adventures). I enjoy Colorado’s great outdoors such as, biking, fly fishing, camping and hiking. I still listen to vinyl and have a great record collection. I am so lucky to have a bunch of fun friends that enjoy life in Colorado as much as I do.

    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? Over the past year I can’t state enough how much I’ve enjoyed being a part of FCBR. I’ve attended Academy 1.0 & 2.0. I’m going on my second year being on the RPAC fundraising committee. I was on the annual bowl-a-thon committee for 2017. I was also a secret shopper with Brandi Broadley at Christmastime for the families we sponsored. I love attending the educational events, like Rookie Club and Learn from the Masters. And of course I love the social events like Yard Games and the Holiday Awards Party

    * Sara Horner

    Bio: My name is Sara Horner. My husband, Moses and I have been married 23 years and we have 2 grown kids. In 1999, we started Horner Painting, where I served as the CFO. Horner Painting allowed me to work from home and chase my first dream, which was being a Mom.

    I am a former PTO President and PTO Board Member. In 2004, we began acquiring our 10 rental properties. Our kids grew into adults, so it was time to chase a new dream – a career in Real Estate.

    I work at The Group and serve on the Board of RamStrength, a local non-profit. I am an RPAC Liaison and attend Mill City Church. For fun, I enjoy riding my mountain/road bike, playing soccer, and laughing. (Is laughing a hobby? Yes, yes it is.)

    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? I view this position as an opportunity to listen and learn, to serve my colleagues, and to better our profession. In this empty nest phase, I have the time and energy to invest. It would be an honor to work as a member of the leadership team

    * Russ LoyaLoya1507-014

    Bio: Not your typical engineer but formally trained in Imaging Science and statistics. I enjoyed a wonderful career at an iconic photographic company holding roles in R&D, engineering, supervision and management. I ended my career as the Worldwide Quality Director allowing me to experience many different cultures and people.

    Brought up in NY State I quickly found Colorado to be the only place to live. My time in Real Estate has afforded me the opportunity to engage in the service of truly helping people and building amazing relationships.

    When this business allows for time away I enjoy many of the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer including golf, biking, hiking and skiing. What a place to live and work!

    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? Over my two plus year as a REALTOR I have found the FCBR to be an invaluable resource for mentoring, education and networking. The knowledge and resources it has to offer us is endless and we need to continue to find ways to add value to the real estate community. I believe in this organization and would like to lend my experience and energy to help grow this organization and increase membership, value and participation in the many programs it has to offer.

    * Matt Thompson

    Bio: Matt is in his 10th year with The Group. He started in 2008 as a Broker Associate/Partner and has served as the Managing Broker of The Group’s Harmony office for the past 2 1/2 years.

    Prior to The Group, Matt was a Marketing Director for DR Horton Colorado and a Brand Manager for a real estate branding and marketing firm where he worked with home-builders and developers all over the country.

    He was born and raised in Northern Colorado and after his Naval service he choose to come back and attend CSU and raise his family here.

    Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? I believe it’s important to give back to our industry and our community. We are at an important junction with our local market as we continue to see NoCo growing by leaps and bounds. Being involved in the conversations and serving the members of FCBR will be critical in having our voices heard with local and state governments as we shape the future of our community.

(1) FCBR Board of Director/ C.A.R. Director (2018-19):

* Cindy Minatta

Bio: I started learning about real estate and relationships many years ago in the title insurance industry. I never thought I would become so good at reading contracts, but after over 20 years as a closer, dates/deadlines, and contract language became second nature.

Balancing deals between buyers and sellers, their agents and the lenders was full of challenges, but I wanted a different challenge. I decided to get my license and help people realize the ultimate dream of purchasing a home, and I have loved every minute of it.

Why would you like to serve as a member of FCBR’s Leadership? I have been a Realtor member of FCBR for 7 years and have served as a Director for the last 4 years. I can tell you I have grown so much during this time and now see a much broader picture and the hills we need to continue to climb.

As a Realtor I can proudly say that I am a member of one of the best Boards in the Nation thanks to those who serve today and especially to Clint Skutchan and his leadership role. I see the need more than ever to be involved in and to take a stand for Housing, and FCBR does just that. I do not take my job serving the membership lightly and know the hours and time it takes to fill the boots of all those great ones before me. I commit myself showing up and taking the responsibility seriously.

I want to be your next CAR Director.
Thank you for your votes in the past and I will be there to help make a difference in our Community, State and our Industry.

While the candidates listed above currently make up the 2017 FCBR ballot, as recommended by the Leadership Development Task group and approved by the Board of Directors, additional candidates can still run for any of the positions according to FCBR’s Election bylaws via any of the following options or click here to read the complete elections bylaws.

  • Candidate applications were due July 1st. https://fcbr.org/callforcandidates
  • Additional candidates for the offices to be filled may be placed in nomination by petition signed by at least 5% of the REALTOR® members eligible to vote. The petition shall be filed with the Chief Executive Officer at least four (4) weeks before the election. The Chief Executive Officer shall send notice of such additional nominations to all members eligible to vote before the election.
  • Any member qualified to hold elective office may declare himself as a “write-in” candidate for any elective office within four (4) weeks prior to the annual election by E-mail to REALTOR® Members.

For more information, or if you have questions about the election process, contact FCBR CEO Clint Skutchan at clint@fcbr.org 223.2900.

*Paper ballots will be available upon request. 

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